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Principal Project Manager (Water/Wastewater)

Company: Brown and Caldwell
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Brown and Caldwell (BC) has an opportunity for a senior level engineer with experience managing and executing work involving projects for the water and wastewater industry. You will have an essential role in our Southern California (SoCal) Area business and client connections, based in our Irvine, California office. In collaboration with the SoCal Area leader, Client Service Managers, Technical Service Leaders, and the Marketing Manager, you will maintain and develop client relationships, connect BC solutions to client needs and lead project teams in quality project delivery.

Detailed Description:

The SoCal Area is a thriving/growing area demanding differentiating client service, sustainable and innovative solutions, and effective collaboration with our technical service providers and client contacts. The BC SoCal business includes significant work in wastewater/biosolids design and advanced water treatment design. This is a highly strategic position for someone who takes pride in exceptional client service, and positive results for our environment and clients.

Job Expectations:

  • Project manage and execute work on wastewater and water utilities projects.
  • Perform technical research, and be able to communicate and apply this knowledge
  • Lead project team in planning and/or designing a major engineering project and coordinate special planning, economic, and engineering studies
  • Prepare and make presentations to clients and for professional meetings
  • Direct the work of drafters and designers, coordinate with other disciplines
  • Supervise, delegate and oversee the work of technical staff and engineers
  • Assist with and lead business development pursuits
  • Coach and mentor junior engineers and designers Desired Skills and Experience:
    • BS Degree in Engineering (Civil, Environmental, Chemical, Mechanical, or related Engineering field) required. MS degree preferred
    • Minimum of 10 years of professional work experience with large municipal water/wastewater utility engineering
    • Professional in Engineering (PE) in California or ability to obtain California registration within 12 months of hire
    • Candidate must have excellent verbal/written communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work well both independently and in team environment
    • Valid driver's license and good driving record required
    • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Teams, Outlook).
    • PMP certification from the Project Management Institute a plus
    • Previous proven and successful project management experience on large municipal projects as either the lead or in an assistant project manager role with ability to obtain direct client references
    • Strong planning experience through design and construction of large municipal and/or federal facilities
    • Strong communication skills i.e. ability to communicate orally and in writing - across functions and teams, up and down the chain of command
    • The ability to influence people to get things done
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Ability to proactively resolve conflict
    • Highly motivated self-starter with a passion to accomplish results

      Salary Range: The anticipated starting pay range for this position is based on the employee's primary work location and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, and education. These ranges may be modified in the future.

      Location B: $136,000 - $185,000

      You can view which BC location applies to you here. If you have any questions, please speak with your Recruiter.

      Benefits and Other Compensation: We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee health, performance, and success which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, performance-based bonus eligibility, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance and long-term care insurance. Click here to see our full list of benefits.

      About Brown and Caldwell

      Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction services firm with 52 offices and over 1,900 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 75 years, we have created leading-edge environmental solutions for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies. We strive to be the company of choice-to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration, and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise, and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. For more information, visit

      This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

      Notice to Third Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

      Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Brown and Caldwell ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

      Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

      The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Brown and Caldwell, Irvine , Principal Project Manager (Water/Wastewater), Executive , Irvine, California

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